gm innovation hub toronto

GM building giant innovation hub in Toronto

Last year, General Motors revealed it would open a sprawling innovation centre south of Leslieville. It recently submitted a development proposal for its seven-acre employment campus, which includes renderings by Quadrangle Architects detailing what this project will look like.

GM will replace the Cinespace film studios at 721 Eastern Avenue. It plans to reanimate the area with improved public spaces, at least 120 trees and a new street that'll connect Eastern Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard.

gm innovation toronto

The campus will feature three development blocks and aims to bring 3,000 jobs to Toronto.

At five storeys, block 1 will be known as the GM Mobility Campus and it'll include Cadillac Canada's marketing and sales headquarters, two car dealerships, GM's urban mobility research and development space, a cafe, and Maven (GM's car-sharing service) head office.

gm innovation toronto

The other two blocks will feature offices and retail space for employees.

Of course, GM's campus isn't the only vehicle-related development coming to this area. The Autoplex, with seven car dealerships and a Streetcar condo, is currently under construction nearby.

Lead photo by

Quadrangle Architects


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Tech

In this Toronto office everyone works in the dark

Toronto ranked one of the top cities for tech jobs

Toronto is getting a new three-day tech festival

Government says all phones in Canada must be sold unlocked

Virtual reality lounges are taking over Toronto

How to rent an apartment in Toronto

The top 5 kids tech classes in Toronto

Electric vehicle discovery centre just opened in Toronto